A glimpse on Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

Great News! Microsoft recently shipped Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 and is available to download for general public on October 21st.

The very first thing you will notice is the new logo

  VS LOGO MOdified 

Another change you will observe is that Visual Studio now comes with four edition:

  • Visual Studio Express
  • Visual Studio 2010 Professional with MSDN
  • Visual Studio 2010 Premium with MSDN
  • Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN

For details about these SKUs, visit Scott Gu post here. Due to MSDN Subscription, I have downloaded Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2. So let’s go ahead and see some of the screen shots of installation.

Setup Screen 1 Setup Screen 2 Setup Screen 3 Setup Screen 4 Setup Screen 5

and it will take some time to complete installation 🙂 So Let’s move ahead. Here is the new splash screen

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Now there are number of changes in the start up page and it seems to be better organized.

VS 2010 Beta 2 Start Page

And of course the support of targeting different framework versions.

Start New Project

There are numerous new and exciting features that are going to released along with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 that we are going to see in several posts ahead.